July 5, 2012 – Rocker Joe Walsh has come out in support of Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, and against the politician Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill) in the upcoming fall election. The rocker who rocked us out with the James Gang and also solo with songs like "Walk Away", came out and said "I'm the real Joe Walsh and I'm proud to back a real American success story, Tammy Duckworth" The rocker Joe Walsh had to send a cease and desist letter to the politician Joe Walsh's campaign in 2010 when they changed the words to his song "Walk Away" saying, “You’re not allowed to take someone’s song and change the lyrics. This is not to say you’re not allowed to write silly lyrics, you just have to write them to your own music. Now, I know why you used Joe’s music — it’s undoubtedly because it’s a lot better than any music you or your staff could have written. But that’s the point. Since Joe writes better songs than you do, the Copyright Act rewards him by letting him decide who gets to use the songs he writes.”

Read more on Ed O'Keefe's Wapo blog here.  (Photo credit: Joe Walsh (the rocker!) / Wiki)

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